This tremendous work is unlike any other
book about World War II—and Adolf Hitler—available anywhere on the face
of the planet today. Longtime subscribers of The Barnes Review are
familiar with General Degrelle’s remarkable story. When this vibrant
Warrior for the West—a much-decorated survivor of the brutal Eastern
Front—died in Spain in 1994, he was the last surviving major figure of
World War II, a statesman and soldier (at one point the youngest
political leader in Europe) acquainted with all of the big names of the
European arena, including Churchill, Mussolini, Franco, Laval, Petain
and many others, including, needless to say, Adolf Hitler himself.
In fact, Hitler once said that, if he
were to have a son, he would want him to be like Leon Degrelle. So it’s
more than fitting that in his final years, the retired Belgian general
was working relentlessly on the manuscripts that today make up the pages
of Hitler Democrat.
The original typescript of this book,
written in the early 1990s, had been temporarily lost, but both
Degrelle’s wife, Jeanne, and publisher Willis Carto still held earlier
drafts of some of Degrelle’s writings. Through a laborious process of
careful reconstruction, the staff of The Barnes Review were able to
literally resurrect Degrelle’s lost work.
And today, that material appears here in Hitler Democrat for
the first time. In the end, this volume is not only a monumental work
of history, a genuine epic, but it is also, in its own fashion, a
tribute to the man behind it: General Leon Degrelle.